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[City Lore Film Series] If Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York City Accent
October 1, 2014 @ 7:00 PM| $10
From Atlantic Ave. to Zerega Ave., word on the street is the New York accent is disappearing — a casualty of a city that’s evolved into a vast expanse of banks and glass-blown high-rises. But even though you may not hear “toity-toid and toid” in Manhattan, you can still hear strains in Bensonhurst, Whitestone or Tottenville. The filmmaker, Heather Quinlan, has gathered some accent experts, official and non, to weigh in on what it means to tawk the talk in a city that may be slowly trying to quiet the noise. Heather will bring some classic “tawkers” to the screening.